The year 2021 is turning out to be a prolific one for Memphis. The Barça striker became the player to score most goals in a calendar year for the Netherlands after his his hat trick in the 6-0 win over Gibraltar brought his total up to an eye watering 14 for the year.
Memphis takes the record from another Dutchman who wore the Barça shirt, Patrick Kluivert, who scored 12 goals for the national side in the year 2000.
Top scorer in European World Cup qualifying
The latest hat trick from the Barça striker places him at the head of the scoring charts in World Cup qualification ahead of Serbia’s Aleksander Mitrovic and Israel’s Eran Zahavi.
With two games still to play, the FC Barcelona is in pole position to top the goalscoring table for qualification for the tournament in Qatar.